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Councillor in walkout

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: September 27, 2012

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A PENZANCE councillor exited a meeting early in protest at the lack of update regarding the town's harbour.

John Moreland objected that members did not receive a report into the latest events concerning the development.

He was told there would have been an update if the administration had "got its act together".

"It is not good enough," Councillor Moreland told fellow members at the meeting earlier this week. "History doesn't stop for us to get our act together."

The town council has sent a letter to Norman Baker at the Department for Transport outlining how they believe the development of the harbour can continue to move forward.

Although asked by Whitehall to produce a joint letter with Cornwall Council on the future of the scheme, two were sent after the authorities were unable to thrash out a unified response for the way forward.

Mr Baker has received the local response and said he will soon decide on how to take the scheme further.

Mayor Phil Rendle told members they would have an update when he had received a response from Government.

After the meeting, deputy mayor David Nebesnuick spoke to The Cornishman about Councillor Moreland's early exit and described the lack of a harbour agenda item as dreadful.

"I applaud Mr Moreland for standing up and saying what he did."

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